Brown, Christmas Invited To NBA Draft Combine

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Temple senior Dionte Christmas and junior Derrick Brown of Xavier have been invited to the NBA Draft Combine to be held in Chicago on May 28-29.

NBA Draft Combine Prospects (.pdf file)

The purpose of the two-day combine is to give the top 60 prospects a chance to showcase their skills in front of NBA general managers, coaches and scouts.

The only player in Atlantic 10 Conference history to lead the league in scoring three times, Dionte Christmas topped the A-10 with a 19.5 scoring average in 2009. The 6-5 Honorable Mention All- American became the fourth Temple player to score 2,000 career points, finishing his four seasons with 2,043 points. He also set school records for three-pointers made in a season (107) and career (319). Christmas is a two-time first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection and one of only two players to be twice named the Most Outstanding Player of the A-10 Championship.

Derrick Brown garnered first-team All-Conference distinction this past season after averaging 13.7 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds. The 6-8 forward added 30 blocks and 25 steals while making 39-of-90 shots from beyond the arc in leading Xavier to the Sweet 16 and its third consecutive A-10 regular season title.